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Doing more with the links you share

A linkblog. Do you remember those before social media? On my spudart.org blog, I had a sidebar of links. The earliest version of my linkbar is on Archive.org from 2002. In that 2002 example, I didn’t have any commentary on each link. The following year, I started to add a little piece of insight about […]

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Idea: a script to find Flickr photos being used online

Flickr is a great place to find photos to use. Many photographers assign their photos with a Creative Commons license, so any can use the photos. (there are different requirements with this license. Some require attribution. Some don’t allow profit use.) Whenever I see an article using a Flickr image, I almost always click over […]

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When a site has so many buttons, you don’t know what to do.

Have you ever visited a site looking to download something, but then the site is so completely covered with buttons, you don’t know which button to tap. That’s what happened to me today. I’m completely grateful for sites that give free resources for people to download. It’s wonderful. It’s great. It’s the age of the […]

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Use Downcast for your podcasting listening

Looking to replace iTunes as your podcast app? Downcast is really cool. It has both an iPhone iOS app and a MacOS desktop app. Four reasons to use Downcast as your podcast app: Create your own custom playlists Mobile and desktop syncing Different settings for each device Automatically skip ahead, custom setting for every podcast […]

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How do you listen to music on Spotify?

Do you listen to albums? Or maybe you like curated playlists. Or sometimes you might just want to hear an artist, not a specific album, but just the list all the songs by an artist. With the advent of streaming music, I thought the album had been severely diminished. Playlists have hundreds of songs, all […]

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In a Google search, WP is a shortcode for Wikipedia

If you do a Google search that starts with the letters “wp”, Google will automatically bring you to a Wikipedia page. (WP is a shortcode for Wiki Pedia.) Sounds pretty handy, right? Why type out the full word “Wikipedia”? You can just type a shortcode, “WP”. Except it’s not so handy, when you really do […]

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Do you still use iTunes for podcasts?

I haven’t used iTunes for podcasts in 18 months. Today I relaunched iTunes and was reminded how glad I am that I no longer use it. Oh, the old days when iTunes would stop downloading a podcast because I haven’t listened to any episodes recently. I found myself having to manually update all 90 podcasts […]

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New habit: always have a library book on loan

Imagine every two weeks always having a new book to read. Sounds great, right? You could accomplish this with a subscription to Amazon Kindle Unlimited. Or you could accomplish this with… your local library. I love physical books. I love shelves filled with physical books. I love places with people who love books. Libraries. I […]

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Will the golden age of podcasts disappear?

With so many wonderful podcasts available, we truly live in a golden age of podcasts. I love it. There are thousands of great podcasts out there. Listeners have such a wide range of podcasts to listen to. Podcasts about general topics like current news, sports, health, or finance. Wide selection of topics And then there […]

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The joy of mono-spaced fonts

A friend of mine has a great blog where he writes all his posts on a typewriter. Then he photographs the typed page and posts it, unedited. One of his recent posts he questions why the font on his typewriter has serifs for some characters, but not others. This question made me think about why […]